Definition of chlorodyne in English:


Line breaks: chloro|dyne
Pronunciation: /ˈklɔːrə(ʊ)dʌɪn
, ˈklɒ-/


[mass noun]
  • A preparation of chloroform and morphine formerly used to relieve pain.
    More example sentences
    • The first major government committee of enquiry in the 20s considered only the treatment of morphine addiction, ignoring the widespread misuse of chlorodyne.
    • Confused by the chlorodyne which I had taken, I lay motionless in a semi-conscious state.
    • Several bottles of laudanum and chlorodyne were found in Dean's bedroom.


mid 19th century: blend of chloroform and anodyne.

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